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, free! call or go online now. [♪...] >>trace: this is "studio b." the white house says president obama spoke with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu and reiterated his commitment to the security of the jewish nation. we are told that president obama also praised his egyptian counterpart, president morsi to persuade militants leaders to grow to a cease-fire. it has been a critical test for the new islamist leader that balanced his relationship with hamas with long standing ties to the united states. it remains to be seen whether the truce will last. and now to the white house, ed, with regard to israel, president obama and prime minister binyamin netanyahu appe working very closely together. >>reporter: they have had tense relations before but the president needs to rely on the prime minister now. he is add the center of the situation, the last thing that president obama wants to do weeks before his second term begins is to have a full scale war going on in the middle east that evershadows the start of that second term. this is a full-scale national security crisis, not just for
democrat if necessary, but not for governor. look for the obama white house to keep its distance from next year's governor's race. before sandy new jersey democrats talked of a re-elected obama returning to the state in 2013 to promote their gubernatorial candidate. now the white house is grateful to christie. since obama won't be running again in 2016 it's not likely they feel threatened by his ambition. obama won't be saving new jersey democrats next year either.
obama won ohio and another term in the white house, now in ohio that same republican secretary of state says that ohio should change the rules to divide up the state's electoral votes by congressional district. that would mean that ohio wouldn't be winner take all anymore. so a republican candidate could get electoral votes out of ohio. >> it would not be a winner-take-all state and you would not have another elections controversy about ohio because we wouldn't matter as much anymore. >> ohio leading the way forward by trying to not matter as much anymore. then, hey, who cares whether your citizens can vote in a reasonable amount of time if your state doesn't matter as much anymore. let them stand in line all day. republicans in another state won by barack obama this year want to change the rules in that state too. before the election this year, wisconsin republicans tried to require photo i.d. in order to vote. they failed at that. then president obama won wisconsin and another term in the white house. now the republican governor of wisconsin scott walker wants to try to change the rul
gerrymandered house districts to determine where the vote goes. so obama would have carried the state and romney would have gotten 12 of 18 electoral votes. that doesn't make any sense. governor walker said he was concerned that this was unfair to poll workers that they had to register voters. now since these are, as far as i can tell, the only public employees for whom he's expressed sympathy, that can't be the reason they are doing this. and i just think that -- i hope this is a passing thing and that there are other forces in the republican party saying, no, we need a more fundamental rethink. they only need to shift about four votes in a hundred. you'd think they would have the confidence to win a fair election by converting just four people out of every 100 people. >> we have seen a new normal or maybe a new attempt at a center in republican politics on a bunch of different issues since this election. comprehensive immigration reform is something they are willing to talk about. some of the issues like talking about rape exceptions in abortion, it seems to be something that they are willing
. >> jon: damn you, obama! that's coming frommed in your own house. and even the right's beloved super pac designed to do to obama what obama did to romney backfired. remember aidle son, las vegas billionaire? said he's give up to $100 million to help romney defeat the socialist obama? why did he have to give so much money? because he gave so much to gingrich in the primaries to defeat vulture capitalist romney, the half-hour bain attack ad was produced and distributed by romney sugar daddy sheldon aidle son. it wasn't murder. it was auto erotica asphyxiation. the highlight of fox's total melted down for me-- and there were a lot of highlights. i'm a bit of a connoisseur-- was to see where they ultimately landed. the place they could go to in their own minds to rationalize the utter destruction of bull ( bleep ) mountain. >> it was almost four years of division and class warfare. we need to hope and pray that the president understands now that, that policy is divisive, and that policy is destructive to the future of the united states. >> let's hope a lesson has been learned, and he surpris
. >>> president obama is back at the white house after his whirlwind tour of asia. the reason the command in chief may not be too happy about the outcome of his trip. >>> 87 this the south bay san jose near hp pavillion the rain has picked up once again. you can see we have rain rolling across san jose heaviest near tully towards alum rock near blossom hill back towards campbell and los gatos. waves of light rain even drizzle for the rest of the morning commute as the system is stalled overtop of us, as we head towards noon, it is finally giving us its last chance of a shower then partly sunny this afternoon upper 50s at the coast, mid 60s for rest of us. >>> wet roads in marin county south 101 past civic center tail lights towards lincoln central san rafael, problem southbound 280 before 10 -- before 101 in the city that has cleared. good news in san francisco. just getting word there's a 10 to 15 minute delay on bart. another accident west 237 past lorenz expressway blocking a lane. westbound dumbarton toll, accident blocking a land of traffic. busy morning, lots of standing water please give yo
for october 10th house oversight committee tried to link the entire muslim video. october 16th obama called any suggestion he administration played politics offensive. october 26 fox news reported the annex was denied help on the same day paul abroad will give a speech suggesting the reason for the attack in benghazi there were a number of militia members prisoner and held at the annex several days. also reporters of the 26 at the consulate and more sensitive documents the fbi chose to leave there or missed altogether. general petraeus them paula bravo were interviewed as second time acknowledging bear a fair. the week of october 31st petraeus took classified trip to conduct his own review of the attack. on the first of november it released its timeline of events. remember another time lines were provided by the administration broke the incidentally the justice department informed the director of national intelligence they were investigating general petraeus then the white house is notified about the affair. november 8, the next day he meets the president and asks to resign. the pentagon re
dow jones industrial today losing seven points, s&p, nasdaq up fractionally. president obama returned to the white house after a three day trip to -- through southeast asia with stops in cambodia, thailand, and burma. the president takes part in a yearly presidential tradition. the parting of the national thanksgiving turkey in the rose garden. the prime minister of israel reiterating tonight that the cease-fire deal has been reached he told reporters that israel will take whatever action is necessary to fend its people but stated a diplomatic resolution would be preferred. joining as fox is national-security analyst, former ambassador to the united nations. let me turn to you first. is it your sense that a deal has been reached between hamas and israel? >> because israel has accomplished the objectives, take out the missiles in gaza. we think this iall about israel and ham and gaza. it's about israel having the ability six months down the road said, if it feels it needs to, take a prmptive strike against the iran nuclear strike and not have fox business retaliate directlyagainst isra
look at stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. it is that time again. in a white house thanksgiving tradition, president obama will spare the lives of two lucky turkeys, the pair, gobbler and cobbler has been living it up at the w hotel in d. v. before the special ceremony in the rose garden. >>> celebrities an local leaders will gather to feed some 3500 homeless at the mission in los angeles. >>> in new york today workers will begin inflating the famed balloons ahead of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the latest developments on msnbc. tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. finally, here is a look at what's coming up later on the "today" show. find out the latest details on the crisis of the middle east as secretary clinton tries to broker a truce. >>> a week of thanksgiving concerts wraps up with pit bull live on the plaza. now keep it on this chnel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," your first stop of the day today on your nbc stat
next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. the president returning to joint base andrews in maryland around midnight last night. the white house says the president's trip was successful in that it showed that asia is strategically important to the united states, especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visit too myanmar and cam -- visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how the democracy influences other countries. >>> well, ben bernanke is pushing both the obama administration and congress to reach a deal on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts in that so-called fiscal cliff. bernanke says without a new deal, the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year. the congress has to act by january 1st m order to avoid the -- in order to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors has approved an ordinance they say will better track the bedbug problem. thesupporters of the ordinance say
developing countries are where the growth are, a lot of risk. mr. obama in the white house, a lot of risk. businesses have to proceed cautiously which means there won't be a lot of job creation. melissa: thank you for coming on. >> happy thanksgiving. although fighting higher taxes, right? so why haven't we heard more from them as we're about to be taxed to death. a top tea party activist when we come up. and one jewelry dealer has come up with a very interesting thanksgiving promotion. who will fill you in on all the details. piles of money coming up. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung functi
house, give democrats, obama reelected and the senate with the democrat majority but enough republican votes to filibuster. what happened was we got the status quo. now, what status quo? obama sometimes talks status quo he got was in 2008 status quo. in 2008 obama won by seven points against a war hero, and he got 256 democrats led by nancy pelosi in the senate, and 59 and and 60 democrats led by come in the house, 59-60 democrats in the senate. super majorities in both houses. looking ahead from the 2008 election, i and others saw a likely the republicans would lose another three to four senate seats when you look at 2010. there was no democrat we thought was vulnerable. and through her for of ours you thought my neck and back. so the democrats were looking at 60 seats for some time. but then you had 2010. the republicans took the house with a reagan republican majority, not just a republican majority. which is not something much more than gingrich had. and strengthened in the senate, enough to filibuster on anything you wanted to. and you have a weakened president because people just
similarities to other cases. >>> president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. i want to show you video of the president returning. he said the trip was successful in showing that asia is important to u.s.. especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how it can influence other countries. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is pushing congress and the obama administration to reach an agreement of tax increases and spending cuts in the so-called fiscal cliff. without a deal the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year and congress must act by january 1st in order to avoid that automatic tax increase and spending cuts. >>> time is 6:15. a new stumbling block for hillary clinton's chances to reach a middle east cease fire. a bus explosion in tel aviv. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. alison. >> reporter: dave, we received a statement from the white house within the past hour calling the attack on innocent civilians outrageous
joined in. 97 members of the house sent the president a letter monday opposing rice. now president obama is not backing down. the white house has confirmed it's still considering promoting rice and last week the president said if mccain and graham want to go after someone, they should go after him. rice was not exactly a household name during obama's first term. but all this heat from the political players is drawing some media fire. "the new york times" maureen dowd has knocked rice as an unsavvy washington player. while the "times" editorial page came out with an endorsing of the ambassador announcing it's time to leave rice alone. jonathan capehart one of the interesting things about this debate there's a lot of talk about what susan rice has done, specifically about libya, and then there's sort of this vague idea that republicans can stop the president no matter what. take a look at something, we talked about 97 republicans in the house oppose rice. ten of them won't even make it to january when we probably have a vote in the second term. but when you look at the people who have a vo
changing candle. something in the air wick. >>> welcome back. time now 5:13. president obama is back at the white house this morning after his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here is video the president returning to joint base andrews in maryland after midnight last night. the white house says the president trip was successful in showing that asia is strategically important to the u.s. especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how the u.s. example can influence other countries. >>> ben bernanke is pushing congress and the obama administration to work out an agreement on the deal to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts. bernanke says without a deal, the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year. congress has to act by january 1st in order to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton's efforts to help broke aerocease fire in the united states is fading -- breaker a cease fire in the united states is fading. >>> there are reports this hour that israelis are ste
's larger government. obama would like that to happen. the republicans won the house of representatives campaigning on a commitment to the ryan plan which reduces spending, reforms entitlements, and reforms taxes down, not up. so, obama got himself re-elected less strongly than four years ago and the republican house got itself re-elected? >>eric: what happens if republicans do cave and do sign on to higher taxes, what will you do? >>guest: well, the question is what the american people do if they see the republicans and democrats agreeing to raise taxes to pay if oh bum's bigger government then the republicans would be co-owners of what will be, unfortunately, a very unpleasant four years as all of obamacare falls on top of the heads of the american people, all of the regulations they have been delaying until after the election me begin to kick in, this is a lot of unpleasantness all delayed deliberately until after the election that will not be pleasant between now and the next four years and i don't think anyone wants it sign up to pay for all of the higherding a. >>eric: the if youl
with that militant group. so it's using egypt as a go between. the white house says president obama spoke with the egyptian leader not once, but three times in the last 24 hours on the trip back from asia. now hillary clinton on what could be her last peace mission, one that could help define her legacy and shape the history of the middle east and beyond. it's very big news and we have team fox coverage. david lee miller in the south of israel for us. first jennifer griffin live at the state department. how long does secretary clinton say she plans to stay in the middle east? >> well, her aides say she will be home for thanksgiving. so that's not very long. she plans to leave tomorrow night. they also say this is not her last peace mission. she will still be making other attempts and other trips overseas as secretary of state. her meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu just ended, we're told, and from the body language earlier tonight when they spoke, it didn't look like they were on the verge of a deal. >> it is essential to deescalate the situation in gaza. the rocket attacks fr
president obama issuing a pardon at the white house today. find out all about it next. lauren: looks like holiday travelers will be hitting some blocks this year instead of flying high. david: jeff is here with a look at the travel trends. we have already seen delays and cancellations gratis was weather-related? >> you always say it is o'hare, and it is in fact a pair. we cancellations and delays remain. we have had them in the hundreds today in o'hare. but i will tell you that it has not been chaotic. i am in the concourse of american airlines. air travel is down. the thanksgiving holiday, down about 2%. the airlines have eliminated flights that were not performing well for them. there were empty seats on flights that has meant an improvement in the bottom line. airline stocks, maybe we should've optima year ago. companies like jetblue, delta, united, southwest, all up on the year between 20 and 40%. they have done a better job of managing their business. they pursue the market share at the expense of profit. now, they are operating efficiently. the only problem is we don't get as many g
to a predecessor in the white house. who-- who do you think he is if you're going to compare him to someone earlier, obama, to some earlier president, and then who does he think he is? >> well, there's no question once they get in the white house, it's the only contest left. where do you fit in history? you walk around and you see all those pictures. do you want to be milliard fillmore, franklin pierce? no. you want to be lincoln. you want to be f.d.r. you want to be roosevelt. and i think he sees himself as a figure in history. and that's a good thing. it means he wants to be remembered in time for having done things that matter, for having changed america in a good way. you want a president in there to do that. you don't want him to float around to "hail to the chief "and go out after four years, right. the expression on your face says no. >> stephen: i want obama to go out after four years for any reason at all. >> are you really sad? >> stephen: well... ( laughter ) i don't know. i'm disappointed in, you know, them. the they. >> the people. >> stephen: the people, that they voted for him. th
.c. there you see it in the dark pulling in. he will then take a helicopter to the white house marin one. president obama is returning from 3 day swing through south east asia. at last stop in cambodian the president says the u.s. china relationship is cooperative and constructive and it's important that the 2 nations set clear rules of the road for trade and investment. mr. obama conveyed the message to china outgoing premier. again the president just landed at andrews base. live picture of air force one pulling in. in mere moments the president will come down the stairs and fly back to the white house by helicopter and after being over seas for three days. >> well it's about to be ill will el to bear your body on the streets of san francisco. nudist lost their battle at city hall today when the board of supervisors passed a measure banning public nudity. although there is still one more vote to go on this. more tonight from carolyn tyler. >>reporter: this wioon be against the law. unless a federal judge steps in. the san francisco board of supervisors voted to approve a ban o
obama's back at the white house after his big overseas trip. he arrived home just in time to pardon the thanksgiving turkeys and brought some references to the election.
house. >> one lucky turkey president obama will part the thanksgiving turkey at the rose garden ceremony. the white house has had turkey ceremonies since the 1800s. it was the original president bush who made the pardon an annual event back in 1989. pardon turkeys live out the retirement home in mount vernon, virginia, where george washington used to live. now there's probably a dozen turkeys hanging out on his property. >> i think so. >>> 5:56. in the next half hour food for the needy stolen off a bay area porch. >> while the thief was watching the house, the house was watching the thief. >> and israel rocked by a bus bombing. hillary clinton calls the new violence a terrorist attack. where peace talks in the middle east stand now. >> we're live at sfo where it's expected to be one of the busiest travel days of of the year. we'll give you an update on flight delays and we'll give you some tips to save you time and lines. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, where world leaders stand oa cease-fire. good morning. it's >>> a bomb rips through a bus in israel shattering hopes for peace. >> it's one of t
. president obama returns to the white house this afternoon following his tour of asia. secretary clinton is on the ground in the mideast, meeting with israeli, egyptian, and palestinian officials in an effort to bring an end to the ongoing violence in the gaza strip. yesterday's fed chairman ben bernanke issued warnings to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, in the financial times -- to tell little bit more about ben bernanke's , and sister day we turn to david c
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to if there's a foreign leader. i am not asking president obama to go out onto the lawn of the white house and make the new pronouncement. our ambassadors in our military leaders who are in the region, even folks out of that nfc, they need to quietly meet with these folks behind the door and say, you know what, we understand you are going through some great historical change, we welcome that and we understand you are speaking to the masses on the street when you condemned israel and faults with it. the fact of the matter is, israel is our ally and if you do not step forward and stop hamas, you will suffer dire consequences and it just will not be with the first strings. cheryl: we are showing our viewers right now the oil contracts. in all the escalation of intentions and the threat with israel, the european contract, as well as the wti contract, you have american investors that are very nervous. it sounds to me that you are a lot concerned about iran's capabilities than others. >> they are not years away by any means. they are quickly approaching enrichment. the beauty of oil deals and ot
obama is back at the white house this morning after his historic three-day trip to asia, arriving just before 4:00 this morning. later the the president is scheduled to pardon the national turkey before the first family participates in a service project. meantime, do you know who was the first president to pardon the thanksgiving turkey? we'll get a little history lesson a little later on in the program. oh no, not a migraine now. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. with features like scanning a barcode to get detailed stock quotes to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open fo
. >> greg: throwing an audible. >> kimberly: before we go, look at the scene in washington. president obama spared two turkeys at the annual white house pardoning. 40-pound fowl was designated the national turkey. the president said if he can't fulfill the pardoning duties, another gobbleer is waiting in the wings. congratulations to both birds. coming up, more important information you want to know for the trip home in thanksgiving? don't go away. we have to stay here, too. ♪ ♪ meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. time for cii price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male anno
at the white house. some turkeys are going to be saved by president obama's pen today? >> reporter: that's right. this is a thanksgiving tradition here at the white house. on a much lighter note. two turkeys, two very lucky birds, gobbler and cobbler will be pardoned today at the white house. they were raised by craig and nancy miller on their farm in rockingham county, virginia. the two birds right now, luke, are apparently staying at the "w" hotel. not too bad. after they are pardoned today they will head to george washington's mt. vernon estate and garden. pretty nice life. this is a tradition that initially it was thought dated back to harry truman back in 1947. now, according to our nbc political team, truman did receive a bird but we think he may have eaten that turkey. we think that j fk was actually the first president to actually pardon a turkey back in 1963. luke? >> well, and i know of many turkeys who get bottle service at the "w" so it's an appropriate place. thank you for joining us. for 33 years republican presidential contenders have flocked to ames, iowa, to eat food on
'll hear from the white house about the conversation between president obama and israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. settle down. settle. hey. hey. we gotta stay focused. you got one more game to go. you gotta keep that fire in the belly. coach rick's got something for you. [ all cheering ] deshawn! ♪ found out during halftime. [ all cheering ] [ male announcer ] the simple joy of making the grade. ♪ so i brought it to mike at meineke. we gave her car a free road handling check. i like free. free is good. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage, just the top of this hour, cease-fire agreement went into effect, agreement by israel and hamas through egypt and eight days of deadly fighting. the agreement came after 24 people were seriously hurt today when a bomb exploded on a bus in tel aviv. i want to bring in jill dougherty at the white house. the president has been on the phone with israeli prime minister netanyahu and mohamed morsi. do we know the content of the discussions? what did he say? >> when it comes to netanyahu, of course, he ex
, and scott, the white house's attempt to stay low profile in the middle east is over. >> pelley: thank you. now moving on to america's u.n. ambassador susan rice, she is one of president obama's top candidates to be the next secretary of state but some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination they accuse rice of being misleading about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. as you recall, ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed there. our state department correspondent margaret brennan has new information on why rice said what she said. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. a government official tells us that references to al qaeda and terrorism were cut from the talking points by the intelligence community, not the white house or the state department. the edits came from the office of the director of national intelligence-- d.n.i.-- with the agreement of the c.i.a. and the f.b.i. u.n. ambassador susan rice relied on those talking points during an appearance on "face the nation" on september 16 in which she called the
the shot at the white house in 2016. i don't think the nice words he had for obama will hurt him much with republicans four years from now. i mean, do you want to be the republican candidate who gets up on stage with christie and tell him he shouldn't have praised the president's response to a natural disaster destroying his state? i don't think i would. that does it for "the cycle." karen, take it away. >> good afternoon. i'm karen finney in for martin bashir on this wednesday, november 21st. democrats are crying out, don't let boehner and the boys ruin thanksgiving again. >> right now what i want to make sure of is that taxes on middle class families don't go up. >> why not ask millionaires and billionaires to pay more? >> republicans essentially say, hey, why don't we just cap deductions? what's better? >> you make it clear if someone breaks the pledge you'll do whatever can you to get rid of them. >> to educate the voters that they raise taxes. again, we educate people -- >> to get rid of them. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. >> even so
. >> president obama's going to carry out a white house tradition today that's been in place since 1963. he's going to pardon a turkey. but this year, the white house is trying something new and it is letting you pick which turkey it pardons. the two contenders are 40-pounders raised in virginia and they've been named gobbler and cobbler. they're profiled on facebook. each with its own page. gobbler prefers corn and songs that feature the skittle. cobbler eats cranberries and likes the carly simon tune "you're so vain." the whole exercise is mostly ceremonial as both turkeys will be spared and then they're sent to mount vernon where they will retire together. peta not happy with the entire pardon tradition and has asked the president to skip it altogether. newkirk, the president of the animal rights organization sent a letter to the white house saying that turkeys don't need to be pardoned because they didn't do anything wrong. the white house is not expected to comply. and speaking of big turkeys, it seems like papa j
to be able to get done between the house republicans and president obama? >> well -- >> what's likely to be done to avert -- and will we avert the fiscal cliff? >> you will create $400 billion worth of revenue and avoid $100 billion of expenses, you know. you'll figure that out. >> you get to revenue how? >> you would get the revenue by implementing the higher tax rates for higher income people. and you would say that you're going to address tax reform in march or april or june and -- >> what do you think the house would agree to? 500,000? up two points? that's the latest thing they're talking about. >> something of that order. >> 500,000. >> i think it's the wrong approach. >> i do too. but we've got to do something. >> and if you say the framework is we're going to address on the broader issue of the tax code, if we do that later, what makes that happen? you said we've been kicking the can down the road for two years. the fiscal cliff was supposed to be the gun at their heads to make this happen by now. >> i think they'll agree -- they'll have to agree on how much revenue they're go
the highs, 12,839 is where the dow stands right now, higher by more than 50 points, .4%. president obama reportedly just spoke with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. john harwood joins us now. john, what can you tell us? the white house had a lot at stake here by sending hillary clinton to try to get this resolved. >> reporter: absolutely. and this is the result that president obama had in mind when he sent hillary clinton from that asian trip that he was on to try to broker a cease-fire. but it's only a cease-fire. it is only one step. there is a long way to go. the administration of course is caught between support for our traditional ally israel, but also the desire for -- by the administration to improve its ties throughout the arab world and the islamic world and this has been a very difficult situation. the president hasn't been all that engaged after an early attempt early in his administration to broker a middle east peace deal. now he's back in it with both feet and we'll see the prospects for getting it done. this has frustrated american presidents offense a very long
news. >>> the people for the ethical treatment of animals asking the white house to forego what it calls an outdated thanksgiving tradition. the head of peta wants president obama to skip today's turkey pardoning ceremony saying it makes light of the mass slaughter of 47 million birds. peta is asking americans to forego meat. the president is set to pardon cobbler or gobbler 10 a.m. today. >>> a food bank is still short the number of turkeys it needs. we've been telling you about sacred heart for several days. today volunteers will be handing out the last of 4200 food boxes. organizers say they still need 200 more turkeys. to find out how you can help, go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv. >> a lot of help to be had. >>> this morning, were you joking about me driving 50 miles per hour. i bet a lot of folks are doing the same. some of that rain is heavy at times. >> some are slowing down, kristen drove 50 in reverse out of her driveway. >>> it is wet, glad to see kristen slowed and i know you will too this morning. we'll talk to see in a second to find out what is in store. r
to take you to the white house for the annual presidential -- tracy: president obama just pardon that turkey. i am reading my script incorrectly. the turkeys are hardened, they also live happily ever after. it will not be on anyone's dining room tables this year, nor ever. all right. we have some real breaking news. jesse jackson jr. submitting a letter of resignation today and we will bring you the latest on this as the story develops. it is 15 minutes after the hour. let's check on the markets now as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange. you got some tech movers down there today. nicole: we have some names to watch on a day when the nasdaq composite is up over one third of 1% so let's take a look at a couple names. salesforce.com be on the top and bottom lines so we're watching sales force as a winner and maintain their outlook for the rest of the year so there is a look at sales force and we will talk about hewlett-packard. yesterday we saw the stock tanking down 11% throughout the day. it it ten year lows and they have a write-down of $
absolutely, but, remember, we're complicit in part of what happened. obama when he took george mitchell's resignation and basically moved dennis ross out of the white house, he doesn't put a new program on the table. and when america walks away from this peace process or an effort to bring the two sides together and really lay out a plan, violence kicks up. so we have a bit of complicity, and you are seeing right now not a strategic presidency from obama but a reactive presidency, and that doesn't bode well for this. >> do you agree with that? if you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards on the peace treaty, the peace process? >> i think you plod forward or stay -- i'm not sure it's unraveling. i still think the amazing thing about all of the changes in the middle east is that you still have a commitment of all the key players to the peace process. >> i know. it's not as bad as "w" where he just did nothing. that's my opinion. thank you both. i want to see peace over there, but i want to have a long-term problem of iran dealt with. >>> we have a lighter note coming up. a couple
were. this house to house, person to person campaign by the obama crew changed forever how campaigns are going to be run. we saw a little example there. jim mess seina was talking abou how doors remained important to them for all the attention their data mining and onlike techniques have used with all the ka cough fanny you get from the increased television commercials from outside groups, the person-to-person contact becomes more important. they're doing it more efficiently. the romney folks would get a list of doors to knock on and they would go and you would spend four hours and knock on 20 doors and maybe find two people home. the obama folks had as list of two people with a specific task when it did it. on facebook, something new that they did, they called it targeted sharing, and what they did there was give you a list of people in your facebook group that they thought would be obama friendly if you contacted them and said, click here to send bob a fact sheet or click here to send vicky a support the president message. and so you were hearing from people who are in your own soc
under the law. they are legally married. the court said they deserve the same legal rights. the obama administration would not defend that law. the house republicans appointed john clement. many of those cases are under appeal and they will surely decide one of those cases this spring host: is there one more likely than the other? guest: that is an inside baseball question. the problem that arose is that elena kagan was the solicitor general when some of those cases were beginning and she mentioned at her confirmation hearings that she had participated in discussions about one of the cases. i think what the court wants to try to do is find a case where she came later and had no involvement. you want nine justices. they don't want age. you could get a split in the would not decide anything. host: she would be one of the key votes to watch? guest: when it is a close vote, every vote is a key vote. in answer to your question, there are several cases and it is not a matter of a good or bad case. one of the deciding issues will be of justice kagan participated. when eight supreme court str
. time for the "political sidebar." these are the two turkeys president obama will pardon in just a couple hours. the two birds have been hanging out at the w hotel near the white house complete with wood shavings on the floor. we're hearing cobbler and gobbler are fans of carly simon and fiddle music but they do not like country. if you're listening over at the w hotel, do not play the country music. the president is letting facebook users decide which turkey to spare. the other one will be the runner-up that still gets the same perks so cobbler or gobbler. make your choice. >>> this is ironic. after tallying up nearly all the election votes, mitt romney is likely to get 47% of the vote. the cook political report says that new votes from maryland put him at 47.56%, wand new numbers expected from new york and california, romney will likely end up below 47.5%, but still that magic number there, 47%. >>> there's ban few romney sightings lately. he went to d disney land with the family yesterday. he rode some rides, you can see him there, took time out to shake hands with people. and
will enter the white house officially the second part of january. >> president obama. >> president obama. he has to form his government. in his election on the 22nd of january. you don't negotiate an electoral campaign. >> have you said this to president mahmoud abbas? >> yes. i have respect for him. i don't give him advice. so let him wait until two or three months for the american government. and then also we can even improve the meaning of opening negotiations without prior conditions, because they say no prior conditions and now prior conditions. oldest can be settled. and they say it will take another two or three months. if they don't do it, the congress may stop the financial assistance through the palestinians. hamas will get money from iran, from turkey, from other countries, and it will look like hamas is winning the story. it's a mistake. >> i know your time is limited, so i'll ask you the question i've been asking people. the other day john mccain, a senator, suggested that president obama ask former president bill clinton to serve as a special envoy to try to revive israeli pale
the scenes look at life as a teenager in the white house with susan ford baal and lyndon johnson rob, and after one, how scientists use game skills and theories to solve world problems. >>> a conversation with president obama's biographers after his re-election. hear from journalists ron suskind, author of "the confidence men: wall street, washington, and the education of a president." the atlantic, aspen institute, and the newseum hosted the forum. >> we have one titled "why did he win and why did he lose"? it was about obama, and now the title is "how did he win?" we have three authors of excellent books about president obama, john alter, ron suskind, and draifd maraniss who will be interviewedded by a great biographer, and my former editor, walter isakson, and asked the question what is he really like? >> and where is the profile? >> yeah. it's only laptop. i'll get it to you after this is over. walter, thank you. >> margaret, thank you, thank you, all, great to be here. [applause] david, for those who can't figure out which is wish, david, jonathan, and that's ron. the next book
obama, one of your "confidence men" and he did a piece about four, five, six days ago was that obama did not mobilize his army of supporters well enough in the first turn in order to truly be who he was. >> it is an error of looking connecticut folks in the white house and some of it was uncharted territory. there is a gap between an affectionate evidence. we all know about that. but having said that, they said they did not apply a great deal of energy or strategy to how to mobilize obama's army from 2008. it was quite a crowd and it was muscular and it was ready, sort of like where do we go. you look at those 2 million people. they're looking for direction for a more participatory model. we see that everywhere. it's interesting to see see that cropping up in the summer when in the middle of health care, the tea party rise out of loins to the public and party and it really hijacks the debate during the summer and the administration loses control. the vessel it back after scott brown unless their majority in january the following year. you can't occupy wall street is so coming up out of t
abroad president obama has a pretty busy day ahead of him. the white house invited everyone to vote on these two turkeys, cobbler and gobbler on facebook to judge your favorite but while they make look the same they are very different. cobbler likes cranberries, and gobbler likes corn. no matter which turkey gets the most votes both get to retire happily at mount vernon. pita is saying this makes light of the slaughter of the 46 million birds during this holiday. this white house tradition has more than a century and a half history behind it. but pita says it is belittling for the turkeys, and doesn't cake their feelings into account. and we do have some serious news going on today. hillary clinton is in the middle east working to de-escalate the violence between israel and hamas. they do all plan to keep in close touch as clinton travels to cairo. more john next. stay with us. ♪ how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welc
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